Home
Art on the Notre Dame College Circle Festival to Feature 40 Artists
share

Art on the Notre Dame College Circle Festival to Feature 40 Artists

Nearly 40 local, state and regional─as well as student, faculty and staff─artisans will market their wares at the annual Art on the Notre Dame College Circle fair Saturday, June 22.

The College, in partnership with the City of South Euclid, will host the juried art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn outside the campus Administration Building. The event is free and open to the public.

In its third year, the festival has doubled the number of art and craft vendors taking part in a weekend of fine arts at the College that includes theatrical performances by the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and Mercury Summer Stock Theatre.

The 40 artists, including members of the Notre Dame community, are expected to display their works ranging from polymer clay figurines, fused art glass jewelry, hand-turned writing instruments and all-natural bath and body products to hand-formed planters and bird baths, metal engravings, paintings on slate, pottery, photography and more.

In addition to arts and crafts, the fair will feature live music, children’s activities, food and drinks and other attractions.

Musicians expected to perform include:

  • Noon
    Notre Dame’s in-residence Mercury Summer Stock Theatre performs songs from their season, including “Shrek: the Musical,” “Ragtime” and “Peter Pan”
  • 1 p.m.
    Innovative song-stylist Miss Daisy Finch, featuring pianist Tommy Scott, presents sassy and sophisticated vocal musings expected to leave audiences feeling a little “happily ever after”
  • 2 p.m.
    Reed Simon, violin, and Gene Epstein, on double bass, from Gene’s Jazz Hot, the official house band at Loganberry Books in Cleveland, play a variety of toe-tapping jazz standards

Other scheduled attractions:

  • Arts Books Cleveland with contemporary and traditional practices of the handmade book
  • South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society “Past Presence Project” of historical photos
  • South Euclid Humane Society and animals from its shelter
  • One South Euclid Community Development Corporation with its initiatives for community, economic and residential advancement
  • Notre Dame’s in-residence Mercury Summer Stock Theatre face painting
  • College faculty and staff conducting cereal bird feeder crafts
  • Mr. iSee, an old fashioned ice cream truck, operated by the Clear Choice Custom LASIK Center and the Cleveland Eye Clinic in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Following the festival, during which four monetary prizes will be awarded to artists, the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will perform “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 7 p.m. outdoors on the steps of the Administration Building. At 7:30 p.m. in the Regina Auditorium, Mercury Summer Stock Theatre will present “Shrek: The Musical,” based on the film about an unsociable ogre.

For details on the art show, email Karen Poelking.

Information about additional Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and Mercury Summer Stock Theatre performances are available online.